twenty weeks!

Posted on: Thursday, May 12, 2016


This pregnancy is flying by. FLYING. For the most part, I feel really good. If there’s anything minor to complain about, it’s the return of heartburn, occasional round ligament pain (the other day I sneezed and felt like I pulled every muscle in my hip flexor region!), and a skin allergy to my wedding ring. But more than anything, I’m so grateful to be twenty weeks in and only a few days away from finding out whether Briar will have a brother or a sister! Eeee!

Halfway There! | Ann-Marie Loves

Halfway There! | Ann-Marie Loves

I feel like twenty weeks is when all the good stuff starts to happen, especially stronger baby kicks! It’s almost always a guarantee that I will feel the baby move if I have my laptop pressed against my stomach while I work…it was the same story when I was pregnant with Briar! I look forward to the day that the movement becomes strong enough for John to feel, too. It’s a such a crazy, surreal experience.

Halfway There! | Ann-Marie Loves

As far as cravings go, I can’t get enough of pita chips + hummus, orange juice, and fruit!  There’s nothing in particular that sounds unappealing, which is a nice departure from last time when I would gag at the thought of butternut squash soup (so random). I haven’t been exercising as much as I would like to be, however, yesterday I made it to my first Zumba class in nearly two months and I didn’t die, so there’s that ;)

Halfway There! | Ann-Marie Loves

Caring for a toddler while pregnant definitely has it’s challenges. There are many days when I would love to sleep a little longer or lie on the couch instead of chase an almost-two year old around, but she’s also a great reminder of how much I LOVE being a mom. It’s the hardest job in the world but I truly love it.

Halfway There! | Ann-Marie Loves

We’re currently in the beginning stages of the terrible twos (or as I saw it nicely worded on Instagram: “the tender twos”), so amidst meltdowns, each day is sprinkled with moments where Briar amazes me / cracks me up / makes my heart melt and then the exhaustion and minor fears about adding another one to the mix are abated.

Halfway There! | Ann-Marie Loves

Twenty weeks is technically the halfway mark, but knowing my history with super-late babies, I still have lots of time…ha! And honestly, that is more than fine with me; I want to stretch out every glorious minute of this experience. I’m one of those weird ladies that really loves being pregnant and I definitely missed it after I gave birth to Briar. I’m also aware that this is the easy part. Once the baby arrives, the real work begins!

My outfit: dress (similar) // denim jacket // hat | Briar’s outfit: white eyelet dress // denim jacket // bow

  • Caroline

    What a beautiful post! I love to hear that you`re feeling good and you`re enjoying your pregnancy :)
    Love, Caroline

  • karissa

    so precious! i’m expecting my first in october and just found out we’re having a little girl, cannot wait!

    but i feel like my pregnancy is going so…. sloooooooow…! time for me lately just seems to be at a standstill, which i feel like i should relish in, but i’m so excited for the little one

    xx, karissa

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